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Fashioning Africa : power and the politics of dress /

edited by Jean Allman.

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Names: Allman, Jean Marie.
Published: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: African expressive cultures.
Topics: Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects - Africa. | Clothing and dress - Political aspects - Africa. | Women's clothing - Africa. | HEALTH & FITNESS - Beauty & Grooming. | Kleidung | Mode | Politik | Mali. | Ghana. | Nigeria. | Angola. | Kenya. | Somalia. | Zanzibar. | Tanzania. | Zambia. | 2001. | diasporas. | clothing. | female dress. | symbols of power. | textiles. | conference papers (form)
Regions: Africa. | Afrika
Genres: Houston (Tex., 2001) | Kongress.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (vi, 247 pages) : illustrations
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 0253111048 (electronic bk.)
9780253111043 (electronic bk.)
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9781282071803 (electronic bk.)
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9786612071805 (electronic bk.)
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Summary: Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians bring rich and diverse perspectives to this fascinating topic. From clothing as an expression of freedom in early colonial Zanzibar to Somali women's headcovering in inner-city Minneapolis, these essays expl.
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